Forderverein krebskranker patienten donates training equipment

Forderverein krebskranker patienten donates training equipment

Station 63 at the regiomed hospital in coburg recently received a special donation from the forderverein krebskranker patienten coburg und umgebung (association for cancer patients in coburg and the surrounding area): this is the second time that the volunteer association has donated medical training equipment to the station, which will be used in the future for physiotherapeutic exercise therapy for cancer patients.
Cancer can lead to a variety of physical and mental disorders, which are exacerbated by the necessary medical interventions such as surgery, chemotherapy or radiotherapy. This can create a vicious circle of immobility and loss of independence. Holistic exercise therapy can work wonders here. The coburg clinical center therefore offers individual exercise training for cancer patients, which is adapted to the personal performance level, needs and preferences of the patients. The focus is on improving strength and endurance, while exercises to strengthen gait and balance complement the training. "Physical fitness leads to noticeably fewer side effects, increases self-confidence and has been shown to improve disease prognosis. Exercise therapy thus has a positive effect on the course of the disease and the quality of life of our patients in the best sense of the word", according to christof lamberti, head of the coburg oncology center. With the donation of a new ergometer, the forderverein signaled its support for the valuable work of the oncology center. The device, which is specially designed for the medical sector, will be used in physiotherapy work with cancer patients from now on.
"From my own experience, I can say how important movement is in these difficult times", according to hans morhard, chairman of the association and himself a patient at the coburg clinical center. "That's why we are doing everything we can to support the team of dr. To support lamberti in its important work in this area."